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  • Processing Note
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Scope and Content
  • Biography
  • Preferred Citation
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Related Oral History

  • Title: Carolyn See papers
    Collection number: 1397
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 65.5 linear ft. (131 boxes. 3 oversize boxes.)
    Date: 1969-
    Abstract: Carolyn See (1934- ) was a professor in the UCLA Department of English. Her published books include: Mothers, daughters (1977), and Rhine maidens (1981). The collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and manuscript drafts, clippings, books, and printed materials related to Carolyn See's literary career.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Creator: See, Carolyn

    Processing Note

    1969 - 1998, brieflisted by Brooke Whiting, Anne Caiger, Carole Prietto, Dan Luckenbill, Dellene Tweedale(?), Dydia Delyser, Lilace Hatayama, David MacGill and Jaime Lara. Boxes 117-134 processed by Piyapong Kong Phongpatanakhum, June 2004.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Correspondence
    2. Writings by Carolyn See
    3. Writings about Carolyn See
    4. Material collected by Carolyn See
    5. Academic and professional material
    6. Personal material
    7. Awards and honors
    8. Memorabilia.

    Scope and Content

    The collection documents the literary and academic career of Carolyn See. It contains early writings, her UCLA doctoral dissertation and manuscripts of her many books, articles and reviews. The collection also includes correspondence, recordings, ephemera and material related to professional organizations.


    See was born January 13, 1934 in Pasadena, California; BA, Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences (now California State Los Angeles), 1957; MA (1961) and Ph.D (1963), UCLA; published books include: The rest is done with mirrors (1970), Blue money (1973), Mothers, daughters (1977), and Rhine maidens (1981); co-wrote Two schools of thought (1991) with John Espey; taught at UCLA, Department of English; has also written collaborative books with John Espy and her daughter Lisa See Kendall under the joint pseudonym, Monica Highland: Lotus Land (1983), 110 Shanghai road (1986), Golden days (1986), Greetings from Southern California (1988) and Precious cargo (1990).

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Carolyn See Papers (Collection 1397). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Carolyn See, 1969- .

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Portions of this collection are restricted. Consult finding aid for additional information.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2976814 

    Related Oral History

    The following oral history is available through the UCLA Library Center for Oral History Research:

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    PEN (Organization).
    See, Carolyn--Archives.
    University of California, Los Angeles--Faculty--Archives.
    Manuscripts for publications.
    Women authors, American--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources.